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The Real Cause of IBS – How Your Brain Tricks You Into An Irritable Bowel Disorder



Have you been told there’s no known cause (or cure) for your irritable bowel disorder? What depressing information! Without a cause, how can you find a solution?

Well, here’s some good news.

Recent evidence from neurology and rehabilitation medicine shows that the little-known cause of IBS is a “trick” your brain plays on your body.

Your brain is incredibly powerful!

In fact, it’s so powerful that when you go through an intense and challenging experience, your brain takes action to protect you from feeling the full impact. And this happens without your conscious knowledge. This is wild stuff, but nobody said humans were easy to understand…

So, how does your brain trick you into an irritable bowel disorder?

There are two different answers to this question. One is from pain expert and specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. John Sarno. The other comes from traumatologist and brain scientist, Dr. Robert Scaer. Both of these MDs have helped thousands of patients recover from chronic pain and other recurring health problems during their decades as practicing physicians.

Dr. Sarno believes that all of us are under some kind of pressure, whether it be from daily life and work, unresolved childhood events, or expectations we have of ourselves to be nice, good, perfect people. (Recognize yourself yet?)

Maybe you’re great at coping with pressure. But if you have an irritable bowel disorder, Dr. Sarno suggests you open your mind to another possibility.

He says that however calm and civilized you are on the conscious level, underneath your smooth surface, another beast lurks. On the unconscious level, pressure creates intense feelings of rage. In fact, we ALL have these feelings. They are normal. Except we don’t know we’re having them because they are not conscious.

Now it gets even stranger. Because rage is so unacceptable, so not-nice, and so threatening, here’s what your brain does to keep you from noticing that you are feeling it…

Your brain actually creates a physical problem to distract your attention!

How bizarre is that? Yet it happens to millions of people. This is how your brain tricks you into an irritable bowel disorder, or fibromyalgia, pain in your back, neck or shoulders, leg pain, TMJ, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, skin disorders, and some circulatory or heart problems. Your brain is trying to protect you by distracting you from that unbearable (and unconscious) emotion with physical symptoms.

Even though your symptoms come from a trick your brain plays on you, Dr. Sarno does NOT consider them imaginary in any way. They are very real. In fact, since so many of us have chronic pain and symptoms, Dr. Sarno believes they are a normal response to pressure and repressed rage.

Because Robert Scaer is a neurologist, he looks at things a little differently from John Sarno. He says it is your brain’s reaction to trauma that triggers your symptoms when you have an irritable bowel disorder, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraine, or one of several other chronic conditions.

Dr. Scaer defines “trauma” as any event your brain perceives as a threat to your survival when you are helpless to do anything about it. The trauma could be physical, like a car accident, or emotional, like bullying at school. There are many possibilities.

Typically, when you’re threatened, you go into fight or flight mode. These are normal survival reactions. There’s a third reaction that happens when you experience the combination of threat and helplessness. You “freeze.”

Prey animals who can’t escape from the predator will freeze in a last-ditch attempt to survive. “If I look dead, maybe that big hungry lion won’t eat me.” Then, if the lion walks away, the prey gets up and shakes off the freeze.

We humans, on the other hand, train ourselves NOT to shake it off. Shaking and trembling look goofy and nobody wants to be that uncool. So we repress it. (There’s that word again. Repression is a real killer.) This creates havoc for your Autonomic Nervous System, which controls a whole lot of your body processes including your digestion….

Now, here’s where the trick comes in. When you freeze, your brain remembers everything about that trauma, and I mean everything. Sights, sounds, smells, tastes, feelings – everything that was going on outside of your body AND inside you. So, later on, when any little thing reminds your brain of that experience, it thinks you’re in danger again and it triggers your Autonomic Nervous System to over-react.

That’s what sets off your symptoms of an irritable bowel disorder. Your brain “tricks” your body into thinking that the trauma is happening all over again. So your poor body reacts by either shutting down your digestion (constipation) or losing control of it (diarrhea, urgency), or swinging wildly between both (spasms, cramps.)

Sarno and Scaer are not the only doctors who credit the brain with causing an irritable bowel disorder. Two neuro-scientists, David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, author of “The Instinct to Heal” and Robert Sapolsky, PhD, author of “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” both point out that it is your brain’s response to threats and stresses that leads to gastrointestinal problems.

So, according to these scientists, the real cause of an irritable bowel disorder is not “all in your head,” but comes from the unconscious processes of your mind and brain. Fortunately, you can use drug-free methods such as the Emotional Freedom Technique or Somatic Experiencing to do some “re-programming” and resolve your symptoms.

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Create a Vibrant Online Presence With SEO Experts




Introduction of the Internet has cut off the geographical boundaries and has changed the entire concept of conducting businesses. To rule in the world of the Internet, it is vital to make your business visible to the clients. So, in today’s competitive era developing a website is not the end of the task. Businesses need a website which has the potential to attract traffic, engender leads and convert into sales. Search engine optimization is a whole new way to reach the goals of a business. A good website is the one that have adequate fodder to feed all the search engine spiders. This in turn ensures a better page ranking thereby making a business successful.

To acquire a prominent place, it is important to take help from a certified SEO provider. Their skill can certainly help you to get a good rank in search engine results. Here are some of the other advantages of hiring a dedicated expert.

Vibrant Online Presence:

SEO experts are much knowledgeable and are aware of updates. Making use of several techniques such as article submission, guest blogging, link building etc they develop a website. By building credibility, they make sure of a vibrant presence. The only aim of these tricks is to attract targeted audience. If your website has all the elements that a customer requires, it will convert into sales.

Eliminate the Risk of Blacklisted:

Very often due to a fall of rank, website owners get demoralized. To get success they make use of various short-cuts. But the harsh truth is, in the online world there is no such word called as short-cut. If you are trying to increase the rank to a good level by artificial means, it can turn destructive. Search engine algorithms can find shady or black-hat SEO techniques. Expertise in such scenario is the only answer to staying away from the blacklist.

Benefit from Quality Content:

The whole process of developing and increasing its level needs a lot of time and practice. Apart from usage of many techniques, incorporation of quality content plays a vital role. Your website needs to update every time by providing adequate information. If the website has the same content every time they visit, then surely it is going to cast a bad influence on your website. Content is a driver of the entire online marketing activity.

All the above-discussed points describe how SEO benefit a business. Their knowledge can turn the tables and make your business reach a prominent place. In today’s date, their experience and skill can certainly make sure of a vibrant presence.

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Rohan Online Elf Templar Class Build (Pure PvE/Pure PvP)




This is an awesome build for the Elf Templar, great at PvE and great at PvP. Templars are in a sense battle priests. They are extremely difficult to kill in PvP and PvE making it easy to solo and great in parties.

Stat Build: This builds points are mostly distributed in Psyche but has some points in intelligence too. The main reason I put points into intelligence is to get the most out of the Hammer based attacks and the DoT’s (Poison). This also leaves room to add skill points to some of the intelligence/psyche based healing and attack spells. I suggest if you get enough skill stones from cash shop or finding them from mobs you should put them in Mental Barrier or Party Absorb HP, and Absorb HP.

PvE: You have access to Magic Barrier and MP barrier making you impenetrable and nearly impossible to kill. With these skills in your arsenal you will be able to take on multiple mobs at the same time and destroying then quickly without seeing your HP bar ever go down. Doing your quests and solo grinding is a breeze, your only problem is that you might get bored lol. This build allows you to be able to tank some smaller bosses and not feel much pain. However larger bosses that have a lot of HP and do a lot of damage it might not be a good idea to tank since you have very low hp. This build even allows you to act as a priest in a party if a pure priest cannot be found. Has good healing and good resurrection skills. Unfortunately you can do the killing in the party and need to focus on party survival unless you are great at doing some light killing and healing at the same time 🙂

PvP: This build and the Templar are very good in PvP. They don’t have a huge amount of DPS but they can outlast most classes as they can absorb a ton of damage with MP Barrier and Magic Barrier and on top of that they can heal themselves making them immortal 🙂 You can severely weaken opponents using Dispel on them and deleting their buffs and you have the ability to cast Reflection which makes you immune to enemy harmful effects and casts them back at them. If you are low on mana or your absorption buffs are out you can use the Teleport spell to buy you some time for a recast of them.

Stat Point Build at Level 99

The recommended spell upgrades:

(Elf Healer Tree)

1. Heal-Level 5: Heals the target by 600% of Intelligence and 600% of Wisdom.

2. MP Recovery-Level 5: Increases the MP recovery speed of the target by 60% for 15 minutes.

3. Root-Level 1: For 4 seconds the target is unable to move.

4. Cure Confusion-Level 1: Cures the target of confusion.

5. Divine Aura-Level 1: Party only skill. When monsters become hostile, instantly resets the aggro value of the caster.

6. Cure Silence-Level 1: Cures target of Silence.

7. Magic Buff-Level 5: Increases the magical attack power of the target by 25% for 30 minutes.

8. Group Heal-Level 5: Heals the entire party by 700% of Wisdom and 200% of Intelligence.

9. Reveal Hidden-Level 1: Hidden players and monsters in a radius of 12 will be revealed for 30 seconds.

10. Magic Barrier-Level 5: Absorbs physical damage 12 times the caster’s Wisdom, lasts 60 seconds if not all damage is absorbed.

11. Teleport-Level 1: Instantly teleports 7 meters in the direction that the caster selects.

12. Resurrection-Level 1: Resurrects target of up to level 20 with 10% of HP.

13. Poison-Level 5: Deals 10 ticks of damage over time by 100% of Intelligence and 50% of Wisdom over 30 seconds.

14. Kill Time-Level 1: Causes the next skill cast to not have a recast time. Effective duration 15 minutes if unused.

The recommended spell upgrades:

(Elf Templar Tree)

1. Wisdom Buff-Level 5: Increases the Wisdom of the target by 15% for 30 minutes.

2. Reincarnation-Level 5: Resurrects target of up to level 100 with 75% HP and MP. Restores 70% of the experience lost.

3. Intelligence Buff-Level 5: Increases the Intelligence of the target by 15% for 30 minutes.

4. Rebirth-Level 1: If the caster dies within 30 seconds of using this skill, experience loss will not apply.

5. Absorb HP-Level 1: 3% of physical damage dealt is converted into HP.

6. Dispel-Level 5: Randomly removes 5 buffs from an enemy or 5 debuffs from a friendly target.

7. Holy Hammer-Level 5: Increases 1-handed hammer damage by 12% and attack speed by 60% for 30 minutes.

8. Party Absorb HP-Level 1: 2% of physical damage dealt is converted into HP for the entire party.

9. Reflection-Level 5: Harmful skill effects and debuffs are reflected back to the caster for 50 seconds.

10. Holy Crash-Level 5: 1-handed hammer attack skill with damage equal to 500% of Intelligence. Also stuns the target.

11. MP Barrier-Level 5: Each 10 HP damage taken is converted to 10 MP consumed.

12. Unravel-Level 1: Removes root status from the target.

13. Hammer Stun-Level 5: 1-handed hammer attack that damages 8 enemies in a radius of 14 meters and stuns for 6 seconds.

14. Final Crash-Level 5: Attack spell with damage equal to 800% of Wisdom.

15. AOE MP Drain-Level 5: Attack spell that damages the target and X enemies around it with 90% MP damage and does 14 times that amount as HP damage.

16. Cast Over-Level 1: The next skill used within 30 seconds can be cast instantly.

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Fire Bowls: A Brief History of Hibachi




When many people think of hibachi, they think about the Japanese-style teppanyaki dining that’s popular among Japanese-style restaurants in the U.S. With its literal translation meaning “fire bowl,” the word refers more to the tool that cooks the food than it does to a particular style of dining. Historically, the tool wasn’t even used to cook food until many centuries after its inception, as it was initially a heating device used by the Japanese to hold burning charcoal. The earliest devices were cylindrical or box-shaped with an open top. They were made from heatproof materials, such as cypress wood lined with clay. Although it was many years before it was used as a cooking device, it is associated in the U.S. with the small cooking stoves or iron hot plates used in modern Japanese restaurants.

A Long, Rich History

Hibachi traces its roots as far back as AD 794, when the first written records indicating its use appeared. Those early heating tools were made of cypress, with a clay lining on the inside that was strong enough to resist the fire. As with most tools, the design improved over time, and before long, craftsmen began making them out of ceramic, metal, and other heatproof materials. During this time, they also transformed from practical devices into decorative pieces featuring lacquered finishes and other embellishments. While they were initially used by aristocrats and samurai in Japan, it wasn’t long before all classes of people started using these practical devices to generate heat.

In the hundreds of years since they were originally developed, the heat bowls have evolved and taken on new uses. Prior to World War II, they were still used as heating devices, but during the war, Japanese troops used them as cigarette lighters and portable stoves. After the war, they were replaced by oil heaters, but they are stilled used today for some traditional Japanese ceremonies, and also as decorative antique items.

Hibachi in the U.S.

The hibachi grill made its way to America after World War II, when Americans wanted to re-create the meals they experienced while traveling to other parts of the world. Many restaurants began using small aluminum or cast iron grills to allow patrons to cook their own food at their table, which in turn contributed to the rise in popularity of grilling skewered meat and vegetables at home on small backyard grills.

Around the same time, this style of cooking took off at modern Japanese-style restaurants in the U.S. This type of dining experience emphasizes entertainment as much as it does the meal itself. Typically, guests gather around one large table, with a flat-top grill made of cast iron or sheet metal in the middle. The chefs cook Japanese fare in front of the guests, often adding a theatrical flair to the meal to keep guests entertained while waiting for their food. While the appropriate term for this type of meal is teppanyaki, it’s commonly referred to as hibachi in American culture.

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